Crassula capitella subsp. thyrsiflora 'Pagoda Village'
Crassula 'Pagoda Village'
This succulent is a cultivar of Crassula capitella subsp. thyrsiflora.
Crassula capitella subsp. thyrsiflora 'Pagoda Village', also known as Crassula 'Pagoda Village', is a unique succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy leaves that change their color from green to red and purple. Flowers appear at the end of up to 10 inches (25 cm) long pagoda chains. They are tiny, white, and up to 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) in diameter. C. capitella subsp. thyrsiflora is a variable subspecies. Consequently, this cultivar is also variable.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Crassulas are easy to grow but susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet. Never let your plant sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, ensure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.
These succulents are generally started by division, offsets, or leaf cuttings. Crassulas can be easily propagated from a single leaf. Sprout leaves by placing them into a potting mix for succulents, then covering the dish until they sprout.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
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